Demystifying Steam: Smaller Buildings

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Our latest research, Demystifying Steam: Smaller Buildings provides the first-ever granular estimates of the locations and prevalence of steam heat in NYC’s 53,000 small and medium multifamily buildings. Using a predictive model, we found that 86 percent of multifamily properties between 5,000 and 50,000 square feet are steam heated: that’s over 700 million square feet of residential area in NYC.

With little information about small and medium buildings (many of which will need to comply with NYC’s Local Law 97), this research takes an important first step in identifying the characteristics of these buildings. 

Join us on November 6th to learn more about our findings and discuss how data science techniques can help drive smarter retrofits.

Bartosz Bonczak
Research Scientist and Lab Manager, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management

The Marron Institute conducts innovative applied research, working with cities to take on critical challenges of urban living. Bartosz, as part of the Civic Analytics team led by Prof. Constantine Kontokosta, uses data science, machine learning and computational tools to derive insights from data collected by various partnering city agencies and non-profit organizations. Many of his projects focus on building energy performance and are developed in partnership with NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to help in their efforts to generate data-driven policies to drive climate action.

Sean Brennan
Associate Director of Research, Urban Green Council

Sean leads Urban Green’s Research team. He is responsible for identifying and executing studies that reveal industry trends and influence building design. He has worked in the energy and utility space for over 10 years and has specialized in building science and analysis. Sean has improved energy efficiency and asset maintenance programs at Pacific Gas & Electric and Sempra utilities in California. He has conducted research with the NRDC and USGBC, managed mechanical design projects with Integral Group and helped sustainability software startup Sefaira build its product and develop a portfolio of architectural and engineering clients. He has worked on hundreds of commercial, educational and specialty projects across North America to optimize envelope and HVAC design. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Marshall Cox
Founder and CEO, Radiator Labs

Marshall Cox earned his M.S. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University in May 2004 and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2013. He is an alumnus of InSITE, an organization that helps early-stage startups refine their venture capital pitch presentations, and of the Startup Leadership Program (SLP), where he was a fellow in 2011-12 and a Program Leader in 2012-13. Marshall holds six U.S. patents and has published eight peer-reviewed papers in semiconductor devices, processing and inorganic synthetic chemistry.

Jeffrey Carleton
President, Carleton Engineering Consulting

Jeff Carleton (CEM) is the president of Carleton Energy Consulting and Heat Watch LLC. Jeff began working in real estate management after graduating Brown University in 2003. After 5 years managing buildings with high fuel bills and open windows throughout the winter, he co-founded Heat Watch LLC to reduce overheating in buildings through online control monitoring. Jeff founded Carleton Energy with his brother Dan Carleton in 2011, with the mission to help clients keep up with benchmarking and auditing requirements, while running more efficient properties and reducing their carbon footprints.


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